What to Serve With Teriyaki Chicken: 20+ Delicious Side Dishes

Teriyaki chicken is a dish that combines sweet and savory flavors for a truly delightful experience. But what really elevates this dish to a whole new level are the delicious side dishes that complement its robust taste. From vibrant stir-fried vegetables to aromatic rice and unexpected pairings, the right accompaniments can take your teriyaki chicken meal from delightful to unforgettable.

Pineapple Chicken Skewers with Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Teriyaki chicken is super easy to make at home, and you can use any cut of chicken you prefer. Whether it’s boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chicken thighs, or drumsticks, the result will be delicious. You can even make it in the crockpot for a convenient and hassle-free weeknight dinner. If you need a step-by-step guide, check out our Homemade Teriyaki Chicken Recipe.

Now, let’s explore some of the most mouthwatering side dishes that perfectly complement teriyaki chicken:

Fried Rice

This easy Fried Rice Recipe is healthier than most and can be ready to eat in just 10 minutes. With the help of frozen rice, precooked bacon, and frozen Asian veggies, this recipe comes together in a cinch.

Guilt Free Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

For a lower-carb and healthier alternative, try Cauliflower Fried Rice. It’s a delicious take on the original fried rice recipe that can be ready in just 10 minutes. You can use all riced cauliflower or a combination of brown rice and cauliflower.

Pineapple Fried Brown Rice

Steamed White Rice

Sometimes, simplicity is key. Steamed white rice allows the savory teriyaki sauce to shine. Consider using aromatic varieties like jasmine or sushi rice for an added fragrance.

Butter Rice

If you’re looking for something rich and indulgent, try our Famous Butter Rice. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make the most buttery, delicious rice you’ve ever had. It’s the perfect side to teriyaki chicken.

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Black Bean Encrusted Cod on Vegetable Pilaf

Pineapple Fried Rice

For a taste of the tropics on your plate, try Pineapple Fried Rice. It’s a delightful blend of sweet, juicy pineapple, savory rice, colorful veggies, and just the right touch of spices. It’s like a vacation in a dish!

Asian BBQ Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini Fried Rice

Vegetable Rice Pilaf

Take simple rice to the next level with Vegetable Rice Pilaf. Infused with a medley of vibrant vegetables, this dish is bursting with flavor and makes a perfect accompaniment to teriyaki chicken.

Pork Potstickers

Zucchini Fried Rice

Transform humble zucchini into a star by blending it with rice, savory seasonings, and a mix of colorful veggies. This healthier twist on a classic dish adds a fresh and nutritious element to your teriyaki chicken meal.

Fresh Spring Rolls

Pork Potstickers

These Pork Potstickers are not only delicious but also easy to make. Whip up a big batch and freeze them for later. They make for a satisfying lunch or dinner option.

Crab Rangoon

Spring Rolls

Fresh Spring Rolls with a Peanut Dipping Sauce are healthy, easy, and absolutely yummy. Made with shrimp, but easily adaptable to chicken, this recipe is sure to be a hit.

Ramen Stir Fry

Crab Rangoon

Why not try making Crab Rangoon at home? This popular take-out appetizer is surprisingly easy to recreate and tastes even better when made from scratch. Crab, cream cheese, onion, and seasonings are fried in a crispy wonton wrapper.

Chow Mein

Ramen Stir Fry

If you’re a fan of noodles, you’ll love this Ramen Stir Fry. Ready in just 20 minutes, prepackaged ramen noodles are cooked and stir-fried with a variety of veggies in a homemade sweet Asian sauce.

Homemade Ramen Bowl with Chopsticks

Chow Mein (or lo mein)

This easy Chow Mein recipe can be ready in just 15 minutes. The noodles are highly adaptable, and you can make them sweet or spicy, depending on your preference.

Soba Noodle Bowl with Shrimp


Enjoy a delicious and easy-to-make bowl of Homemade Ramen. Fresh veggies and savory flavors come together to create this fast and satisfying Asian-inspired soup.

Asian Slaw Recipe

Teriyaki Shrimp Soba Noodle Bowl

Indulge in the flavors of soba noodles, shrimp, and veggies covered in a mouthwatering homemade teriyaki sauce. This Soba Noodle Bowl recipe is the bomb!

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Cucumber Salad in Jar

Asian Slaw

This refreshing Asian salad with peanuts is a delightful twist on traditional coleslaw. It adds a sweet and peanutty kick to your plate.

Kale Salad

Japanese-style Potato Salad

Boil and mash potatoes, mix in Japanese mayonnaise, rice vinegar, chopped cucumbers, carrots, and a hint of mustard for a creamy and refreshing side dish.

Cucumber Salad

Cool, crunchy, and refreshing, Cucumber Salad is a perfect addition to your teriyaki chicken feast.

Chinese Chicken Salad

Crunchy Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

This healthy and delicious Thai Peanut Chicken Salad is made with kale, bell peppers, and carrots. It’s packed full of fresh vegetables and tossed in a simple dressing.

Thai Chicken Salad with Peanut Dressing

Chinese Chicken Salad

This Chinese Chicken Salad recipe strikes the perfect balance of sweetness and crunch with its combination of veggies and protein. Enjoy it for lunch or dinner.

Chinese Asian Slaw in Bowl with Tongs

Teriyaki Glazed Mushrooms

For a delectable side, sauté mixed mushrooms in a pan with teriyaki sauce until they become caramelized and rich in flavor.

Thai Chicken Salad

Crunchy and fresh, this Thai Chicken Salad offers a delightful mix of flavors. The sweet peanut dressing perfectly complements the veggies and chicken.

Super Mom Stir Fry

Chinese Cabbage Salad

Use that bag of shredded cabbage in a whole new way with this Chinese Cabbage Salad recipe. Flavored with a homemade sesame dressing and filled with cabbage, peppers, onions, carrots, almonds, and chow mein noodles, this dish adds a vibrant and satisfying element to your meal.

Sushi Bake

Stir Fry

A quick, easy, and delicious Stir Fry can be a perfect side dish for your teriyaki chicken. Customize it with your favorite veggies and enjoy it with rice for the best results.

Fork Full of Peanut Noodles

Bok Choy

Stir-fried bok choy with a savory garlic-infused sauce provides a refreshing and nutrient-rich accompaniment that complements teriyaki chicken perfectly. Add some red pepper flakes for an extra kick of spice.

Sushi Bake

For sushi lovers, Sushi Bake is a must-try. It’s a casserole-style dish featuring sushi rice, cooked seafood, various vegetables, and a variety of sauces and seasonings.

Baked Asparagus Roasted Asparagus

Sesame Noodle Salad

For a quick and easy Asian side dish, try our Sesame Noodle Salad recipe. Enjoy it lukewarm or cold, and savor the delicious flavors.

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Maple Glazed Carrots

Healthy Peanut Noodles

Peanut Noodles just got a million times better with this healthy and flavorful recipe. Enjoy a sweet and slightly spicy vegetarian meal that’s both filling and delicious.

Roasted Green Beans on Baking Tray

Oven Roasted Asparagus

With just three ingredients and 15 minutes, you can create an amazingly simple yet delicious side dish. Customize your roasted asparagus to your liking and enjoy its maximum flavor.

Broccoli Steaming in a Pot

Maple Glazed Carrots

Roast whole carrots in the oven with a maple glaze until they become tender and slightly caramelized. This side dish adds a touch of sweetness and is the perfect complement to teriyaki chicken.

Roasted Cauliflower

Sweet Potatoes

Caramelized Asian sweet potatoes, glazed in a mix of soy sauce, honey, and a hint of ginger, provide a delicious and unique side dish.

Roasted Green Beans

Roast your green beans and then toss them in a sauce made from sesame oil, grated ginger, soy sauce, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. This adds a burst of flavor to a simple vegetable side dish.

Washing Brussels Sprouts

Steamed Broccoli

With its vibrant green florets and tender yet crisp bite, steamed broccoli is a nutritious and versatile side that perfectly complements a variety of main dishes.

Roasted Cauliflower

A basic Roasted Cauliflower recipe offers a tasty, low-carb, and simple side dish option. All you need is some olive oil, salt, pepper, and a little oven time to achieve maximum flavor.

Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, coated in a tangy-sweet glaze made from soy sauce, sesame oil, and a hint of chili, bring bold Asian flavors to your plate. This fusion side dish adds a delightful twist to these tiny cabbages.

Choose the perfect sides for your teriyaki chicken feast and let the flavors complement each other for an unforgettable meal. Mix and match these suggestions to create a personalized and mouthwatering experience that will leave your taste buds singing with joy!

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